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Tension in Shillong


Shillong, May 31, 2018: Tension gripped Shillong city after irate Punjabi and Khasi mobs clashed on Thursday. A few people from both communities were injured.

Police said a minor altercation resulted in the tension. Situation became normal after deployment of security forces, they added.

Tripura govt to save job of 10,323 teachers


Agartala, May 31, 2018: Tripura government would unleash administrative and legal means to save services of 10,323 teachers who are on verge of losing job by a verdict of the Supreme Court. The meeting of council of ministers on Thursday resolved to move the apex court again to prevent the imminent dismissal ordered on ground of faulty recruitment process adhered by the past CPI(M) led left front government.

State’s Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed that the state government would file another special leave petition in the Supreme Court as the closure date of job of the teachers fast approaching. Service of the teachers is set to end on June 30 next.

He said the state government would pray for a favourable directive from the Supreme Court to continue with the teachers till June 30 2020. He said Tripura’s standing counsels would move the SLP very soon.

Holy Cross school- Kumarghat shines in first CBSE


Kumarghat (Unakoti District), May 30, 2018: It is a very proud moment for Holy Cross School at Kumarghat as it achieved fabulous result through the first batch appeared in CBSE exam. Out of 39 students appeared Master Partha Pratim Saha stands 3rd in Tripura with 98%. 

He has secured 490 out of 500, attaining 100 Marks in 3 Subjects, namely Mathematics, Bengali and Social Science. Out of the 39 students 5 students scored more than 90 %.

Fr. Aneeesh Mathew, CSC, the Principal of the school, stated that the students will be facilitated on June 5. 

ONGC distributes paper bags in Sonamura Book Fair


Sonamura (Sepahijala District), May 30, 2018: Environment-friendly paper-bags are being distributed among the book lovers in the Sonamura book fair by the organizing committee. The paper bags are made and distributed with the active support of ONGC Tripura Asset.

It was informed that a proposal was received by ONGC management from SDM, Sonamura, Serpaijhala District, for providing support for training and production of paper bags to replace the use of plastic bags during Sonamura Book Fair - 2018.

As the large quantity of plastic bags and containers are used during such Fair, it was suggested that the trend might be replaced by paper bags. It would be a great step towards environment sustainability. It would also support State Govt. initiative to make the state plastic free before coming environment day on June 5.

Centre for huge celebration of environment day


Agartala, May 30, 2018: Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has announced decision of the union government on hosting the World Environment Day slated for June 5 under the theme "Plastic Pollution”. Hosting the prestigious event is a step towards India’s commitment to taking on global leadership on addressing all forms of pollution, reducing emissions and investing in sustainable development efforts.

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change has already requested Chief Ministers of all States and Lt. Governors of all Union Territories to celebrate World Environment Day in a grand manner.

The Ministry has urged the states/UT to undertake actions for creating awareness on environmental conservation and theme based awareness to 'Beat Plastic Pollution' by undertaking following suggested initiatives:

•       Undertake awareness activities across all schools including-poster making, essay writing, quiz competitions etc.

•       Plastic litter clean-up drives in cities and towns

•       Illumination of office premises and other buildings with green lights on 5th June 2018

•       Sensitization of general public through print and social media

•       Making announcements towards curtailing use of plastic in all forms by Government agencies.

Protest over rape, murder of tribal girl in Bangladesh


Agartala, May 30, 2018: All Tripura Indigenous Students Association has held a massive protest rally here on Wednesday to protest a recent murder after gang rape of a tribal girl in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

Prior holding noisy procession that passed through city streets, a delegation of the association submitted a memorandum of officials of the Assistant High Commission of Bangladesh here. The memorandum was addressed to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. 

Bangladesh police identified one Md Abul Hussain for committing rape and murder of the girl along with his accomplices.

Don Bosco Agartala sparkling in CBSE


Agartala, May 29, 2018: Don Bosco School here exhibited brilliant upshot in the CBSE Class X result declared on Tuesday. The Principal Br. Anand P. Lakra informed that total 121 students appeared in the exam and only one of them was unsuccessful.

The details of the result according Br Lakra are:

Appeared: 121

Passed: 120

Highest %: 98%

100 Marks in: English: 01; Bengali: 11; Science: 01

90% & above: 21

80% - 89%: 29

Highest Mark in Mathematics: 98

Highest Mark Social Science: 98

TCW for action against ‘molester’ doctor


Agartala, May 29, 2018: Tripura Commission for Women demanded an inclusive probe into an alleged molestation incident at a major government hospital involving a doctor. The commission also demanded punitive action against the accused if the complaint of a woman found to be true.

The molestation stated to have occurred at GB Pant Hospital here on May 13. In the complaint victim woman claimed that she had accompanied an ailing relative to the hospital when a doctor molested her in his chamber.

After the patient was taken to a different room, the doctor started talking to her accompanying woman. Suddenly he grabbed her and molested, it was alleged. 

The doctor has gone into hiding though his colleagues rejected the allegation as baseless. Reports said husband of the petitioner and the doctor were friends, and the woman knew him for that proximity.  

“We have received complaint in connection with the allegation on May 18. We are investigating the matter as per provisions of law”, a police official stated.

A team of Tripura Commission for Women led by its Chairperson Manika Dutta Roy visited residence of the victim. Based on her account the commission demanded a thorough probe into the incident and punishment of the accused doctor if found guilty.

NFR begins direct loading of petroleum products


Maligaon, May 28, 2018: Northeast Frontier Railway has started loading petroleum products (coded as POL) directly into Tripura with the commissioning of the 1st POL terminal of the state at Dharmanagar. The terminal is the first in the state which handle the unloading of High Speed Diesel rakes. From the date of opening till date, the siding has handled as many as 225 wagons of 55,000 ltrs (approx) loading capacity each.

The High Speed Diesel is loaded from Tinsukia and Bongaigaon.

It was in 2016, when the railways had to run a never before RO-RO (Roll on - Roll off) service where High Speed Diesel loaded in trucks were transported on flat wagons from Assam to mitigate a fuel crisis in Tripura which had occurred when the state was cut off by road due to landslides caused by heavy rainfall.

There are total 14 POL sidings in Northeast Frontier Railway. Important sidings are at Tinsukia, Leptakata, Bongaigaon, Noonmati, Rangapani, New Jalpaiguri, and Malda Court stations.

Bypoll in Nagaland, Meghalaya peaceful


Agartala, May 28, 2018: By-election to lone Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency on Monday has been peaceful. 44 percent polling reported till 11 am.

In Meghalaya about 50 percent voter turnout in Ampati assembly constituency reported till 1 am. The polling was necessary after former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma vacated this seat while retaining another seat.

His daughter Mirani D Shira is contesting as candidate from Ampati. No report of violence from Meghalaya.